Although our subject specific teaching does not start until Key Stage Two, the principles of good science are being driven home from the moment our pupils arrive in Reception. The girls cannot wait to get started with the dynamic learning involved in primary science; sorting and ordering, labelling and measuring, noticing and estimating. They love working in teams and especially enjoy the fact that it can be messy and fun and is easy to relate to the world around them.

They enjoy dressing up and using role play to imagine what it is like to be a vet or a surgeon, a deep sea diver or an astronaut. They explore the solar system and make models of the planets and investigate the vast ocean depths to find out who lives there.

It is through firing their imagination at this young age that we teach our girls that science is relevant, exciting, stimulating and lots of fun, something which we know stays with them into Senior School where more than half take a STEM subject as an A-level.